Friday, April 12, 2013

K is for the K Rule

This month I'm participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The theme I'm going with this year is writing humor. Follow along to learn more about the different ways to make your fiction, articles or blog posts humorous. 

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So, in comedy there is a rule that is known fairly well.  Although I hadn't heard of it before.  It's The K Rule and the idea is that words containing the k sound are inherently funny. And words with a hard g are almost as good. Think grody, doopleganger and guppy. 

Also, if you can put your funniest word at the end of your punchline, all the better. What makes people laugh is a bit of a mystery. But having a great funny word right at the end of your joke will (hopefully!) leave your audience clapping, giggling, clamoring for more,  gasping for air but not...uh, gassy. 

Can you think of any funny words with the k sound or hard g? What do you think of this rule?


  1. I did not know this, very cool! And yes the word gassy is hilarious!

  2. Oh, I love your A-Z theme! And your posts really are funny! Stopping by, and am your newest follower.

  3. I didn't realize you were doing the challenge. So glad you visited my blog so is know to check out yours. I didn't know the K Rule. I'd this why I smile everything's I read or see Gimli? Does gunk get extra funny points?

  4. I have such a different sense of humor that I crack myself up regularly, but most other people stare. My husband shakes his head a lot. Thanks for the tip. I'll give it a try.

    So, this kayaker named Kate, who wore only khakis, was shopping at K-Mart. In Aisle K, she caught up with her cutie whom she had commanded to find the last item on her picnic grocery list. She inquired. He crooked his head and frowned.

    She yelled, "No pickles? NO PICKLES? How can K-Mart have no pickles?"

    So what do you think? ;-)